AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 107 Binary Stars Including Theory and Activity
Poster, Wednesday, January 12, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[107.04] Theoretically Observable Signatures of a Stable Three-Body Figure-8 Orbit

D. Terry, T. E. Nordgren, A. J. DeWeerd (U. of Redlands)

The figure-eight has been found to be a stable, periodic solution to the equal mass three body problem. The three bodies traverse the path of the eight with a phase shift from each other of one-third of a period. We use a numerical model of this solution in order to identify observable stellar signatures of such an orbit should one really exist.

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